This ghostly octopus drifted past the camera on ROV Hercules flapping wing-like fins, then inverted its webbed arms, ballooning out to reveal eight rows of suckers.
— so, he discards the umbrella because he can’t fit it through the doorway to his plane!
Speed is in kilometers per hour, kph
There must be something in the air. On Friday a week ago…news about Romain Dumas and Volkswagen breaking records at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Just five days after Dumas’ made it to the top of the mountain, his colleagues at Porsche Motorsport—the team with which he won Le Mans in 2016—have gone and shattered another record some thought would never be broken. The track is the 12.9-mile (20.8km) Nürburgring Nordschleife, and Porsche factory driver Timo Bernhard drove a Porsche 919 Evo around it in just 5:19.55.
Not that it will sell lots of any brand; but, sooner or later, Americans will realize what Europeans and Asians have known for a spell. Hybrid powertrains, electric plus internal combustion, are great for going faster as well as offering better fuel mileage. Acceleration counts.
One of these days Boston Dynamics may change their name to Skynet. Bwahahaha!
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Happy Star Wars Day!
❝ Disney is parting ways with Netflix…The company said that it will end its partnership with the streaming service in 2019.
Disney also announced it will launch its own streaming services…
❝ To that end, Disney is paying $1.58 billion for majority ownership of BAMTech…
Last August, Disney acquired a 33% stake in that company, which is a spinoff from Major League Baseball Advanced Media, for $1 billion.
Disney said it will launch an ESPN-branded streaming service in 2018, and a separate Disney-branded streaming service in 2019.
❝ The Disney service will be the only place where U.S. viewers can watch new live action and animated movies from Disney and Pixar, including “Toy Story 4,” the “Frozen” sequel and “The Lion King” live-action movie. It will also feature content from the Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD.
The ESPN-branded sports service will offer about 10,000 events a year, including live programming with regional, national and international games.
Cord-cutting is getting more interesting by the month.
Oh, do I ever love 4K.
* Dolts at YouTube don’t always comprehend Safari can roll 4K and don’t allow auto upscaling. Just use 2 fingers to expand player to fit your screen.